The Sarychat-Ertash State Nature Reserve is located in Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan. It was established in 1995 with a purpose of conservation of unique nature complexes, rare and threatened species of flora and fauna of syrt area of Issyk-Kul Region, and maintaining regional environmental balance. The reserve currently occupies 134,140 hectares including 72,080 hectares of core area.
^Jennifer L. McCarthy, Kyle P. McCarthy, Todd K. Fuller, and Thomas M. McCarthy (2010). Assessing Variation in Wildlife Biodiversity in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan Using Ancillary Camera-trap Photos. Mountain Research and Development (MRD) PDF